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July 31, 2012
SENSORS: Quantum Chemical Investigation of Secondary Reactions in Poly(vinyl chloride) Free-Radical Polymerization
Danilo Cuccato, Marco Dossi, Davide Moscatelli,* Giuseppe Storti
Vinyl chloride polymerization is investigated using quantum chemical methods, with emphasis on the reactions involving mid-chain radicals (MCRs). A kinetic model accounting for such reactions is developed to elucidate their impact on the final polymer properties. The contribution of backbiting reactions is relevant in determining the radical migration along the chains.
Macromol. React. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201200010
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